127: The Fast and the Furious
|The Fast and the Furious|
Title text: Sometimes when I steer shopping carts around corners, I slide them a little and pretend I'm getting the blue spark boost.
This comic shows an imagined crossover between the film series The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and video game series Mario Kart. The principle referred to is the drifting effect in most versions of the game: as shown in the cartoon, during a drift the kart could be turned left and right to create a splay of blue sparks and give a small, temporary "mini-boost" to the speed of the kart. The made-up title "The Fast & The Furious Tokyo Dash!!" also refers to one of the games that features the effect, "Mario Kart: Double Dash!!".
At the title text Randall jokes about shopping in a supermarket; when he steers his shopping cart around a corner he (imaginary) sees the blue sparks.
- On the other side of the world, a new style of street racing rules the Tokyo underground. The cars are lighter, the tires are slick. When you drift, if you ain't out of control, you ain't in control. And if you work the wheel back and forth just right,
- [Two cars race around a corner with blue sparks spraying from their tires.]
- You get blue sparks.
- THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DASH!!